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Zurich's voting public to decide the dispute about the water

On Sunday to decide the people of Zurich about an important law that covers various aspects of water, such as drinking water supply, Restoration of streams or the protection against high water.

Particularly hot and the ownership were discussed. Today, the drinking water supply can be privatized in theory. The government wanted to stipulate that 100 percent of the shares remain in the possession of the municipalities, the cantonal Parliament put the 51-percent rule, plus the addition that two-thirds of the voting Shares in public hands. In addition, it was noted that no profits may be made.

left to Right

The Left, puts the value of this approach as a first step towards real privatisation, which is why the law is fought vehemently. The environmental organizations oppose it is clear, because the law was hampering Restoration and agriculture could come up with their pesticides close to the water.

Since the SP with the Slogan "No privatisation of water" hausierte, kindled a fierce voting battle. The Bourgeois accused repeated the SP of the lie and signed SP Co-President Priska Seiler count as Pinocchio. They, too, turned against the poster, with the content: Who is against privatisation, right.

A Yes, the water act, the SVP, FDP, CVP, and EDU recommend. Say no SP, GLP, Green, EPP and AL. The BDP has decided to vote share.

(Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 10.02.2019, 09:00 PM

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